Maharashtra : Earthquake tremors in Palghar, intensity 3.5 on Richter Scale
Mumbai : While the whole of Maharashtra is battling the Corona Crisis, another earthquake was felt in Palghar district on January 17 at around 10:45 pm. The quake measured 3.5 on the Richter scale. It was informed that this shock was felt in Achhad, Dhundalwadi, Amboli, Bahare areas of Talasari as well as Kasa, Suryanagar, Dhanivari, Urse in Dahanu taluka. Fortunately, no casualties were reported in the quake. But, the earthquake tremors have caused huge panic among the citizens.
Earthquake of magnitude 3.5 on the Richter scale hit Palghar in Maharashtra at 22:00:45 IST today: National Center for Seismology
— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2021
Earthquakes are constantly happening in Dahanu Talasari and Dhundalwadi areas of Palghar district. Importantly, this earthquake season has been going on for the last one and a half to two years. Today’s earthquake has created a frightening atmosphere among the citizens. People rushed out of the house as soon as they heard the quake.
Why does an earthquake occur?
The main reason behind the earthquake is 7 plates present inside the earth. These plates are constantly rotating. The places where these plates collide more is called the fault line zone. Repeatedly hitting the corners of the plates turns. When the pressure starts to build up more then the plates start breaking. Due to their breakdown, the energy inside finds a way to come out. This earthquake is followed by an earthquake.